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APRIL, 1910 


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To few men does life bring a brighter day than 
that which places the crown upon their scholastic 
labors and bids them go forth from the halls of Alma 
Mater to the great world's battle-field. There is a 
freshness in these early triumphs which, like the 
bloom and fragrance of the flower, is quickly lost 
never to be found again even by those for whom for- 
tune reserves her most choice gifts. Fame, though 
hymned by myriad tongues, is not so sweet as the 
delight we drink from the tear-dimmed eyes of our 
mothers and sisters in the sacred hours when we can 
yet claim as our own the love of higher things, the 
faith and hope which makes this mortal life immortal 
and fills a moment with a wealth of memories which 
lasts throughout years. — Bishop Spaulding. 


The leaves upon the campus trees 

Are weaving patterns on the sky, 
As stirred by every springtime breeze 

They charm the dreamy student eye, 
As by some old magician's art. 

This printed page brings back to me 
Those pictures painted on my heart, 

Kaleidoscopic — changing fast — - 
A shadow, then a light, appears — 

A smile o'er comedies long past; 
For some the tragedy of tears. 

What e'er has come in after life, 

What e'er the gift that fortune gave — 
Of failure, or victorious strife, 

Of happy home, or early grave — - 
What e'er has been, or what may be, 

Still memory will hold its sway; 
For linked by golden bands are we — 

Those boys and girls of yesterday. 

Toledo, Ohio, May 25, 1909. 


In presenting the "Verified" list of the Ohio University Living 
Alumni it was thought best to arrange the names according to loca- 
tion. The organization of Local Alumni Associations has suggested 
that arrangement for this year. 

It is not out of place here to say that some of our alumni are 
extremely careless in the matter of replying promptly to the commu- 
nications sent out from the Alumni Office. The annual ' ' Verification 
Card" is mailed about the first of September. Three-fourths of the 
cards are returned at once. The other one-fourth must be notified 
from two to five times. Let it be impressed upon all the necessity 
of promptness. The only way we can be sure of a correct list is for 
each alumnus to answer for himself. 

Thanks are due to all who have in any way assisted the Secre- 
tary in his work, and for the kind words of appreciation, expressed 
by many, regarding the last Bulletin. 

The Alumni of the Ohio University have now four organizations 
The meeting of the General Association, at the last annual Com- 
mencement, was largely attended by visiting and local Alumni. The 
other Associations are the Pittsburg, the Columbus and the Southern 
Ohio. Others are in contemplation. The meetings of these asso- 
ciations have been pleasant occasions, and the enthusiasm mani- 
fested by the friends of the University is most gratifying. 

Every alumnus ought to feel the necessity of coming back to his 
college home once in a while. In order that our visitors may meet 
as many of their former class-mates as possible, there was inaugur- 
ated at the last Commencement the system of Decennial Class Re- 
unions. As a result many of the members of the "ten-year" classes 
were present. This year, 1910, the classes of 1860, 1870, 1880, 1890 
and 1900 are due to have a reunion on the old campus, and it is not 
too early to begin thinking about it now. 

The Museum of the University has been re-organized and now 
occupies quarters in the Carnegie Library. Our Alumni can be of 
great service to us in helping to increase the number of exhibits. 
These may come either as gifts or loans. In either event proper 
credit will be given to the person who will assist in making the 
Ivi • m worthy of the name. 

•lie Alumni Loan Fund is growing apace. The sum now cred- 
itp^ t <e f^und is $3,250.00. The two largest gifts of the year came, 
$.v:0 1 from Col. Robert P. Scott, Cadiz, Ohio, and $250.00 from Dr. 
Eober- v ". '>win, '68, Bay City, Michigan. Twelve students have 
been i ■ this year in amounts ranging from $30.00 to $100.00. 


This Fund ought to appeal to every alumnus of the Ohio University. 
It is a valuable philanthropic work, because it reaches the individ- 
ual, needing the help, directly. Besides, it is cumulative, in that it 
comes back again with interest, so that the same dollar is capable 
of doing service many times over to worthy young men and women. 

The Alumni ccretary is desirous of keeping in touch with every 
graduate of the Ohio University. To this end it is hoped that as a 
loyal alumnus of the old college you will notify the office of changes 
in 'address, name or occupation. The various publications of the 
University will be sent you as they appear, that you may know what 
is doing in college halls. 

C. L. MAKTZOLFF, '07, 

Athens, 0., April 1, 1910. Alumni Secretary. - 


Living Alumni of Ohio University 

These names and addresses have been verified 
since September 1st, 1909, by each alumnus, 
whose name appears in the list : : : 


M'Pherson, William Bane, '93. Principal of Schools. 


Beery, Clyde Ferdinand, '93. Attorney, 28 Oakland Avenue. 
Brookover, Charles, '94. Professor Xatural Science, Buchtel College. 
M'Caughey, Ulysses M., '95. History Teacher, High School. 
Zang, Jacob Milton, '03. Claim Department, Diamond Eubber Company. 

Blackwood, Nelle Bosamond, '01. (Mrs. Frank Coe.) 


Stiers, Vernon Culver, '72. Farmer. 


Lamb, George Franklin, '02. Professor of Biology and Geology, Mt. Union 

Murphy, James William, '58. Farmer. 
Bicketts, Thomas Mintun, '80. Methodist Clergyman. 

Coler, George Perry, '82. Professor Ann Arbor Bible Chair, 444 S. State St. 


Henderson, John Frederick, '98. Attorney. 


Ginn, George P., '92. Attorney. 


Ever^olt, William Sylvester, '69. Betired Teacher. 


Ath Albert Algernon, '91. Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineer- 

Ohio University. 
? .r, Jacob A., '09. Instructor of Biology, Ohio University. 
>jn;.;a F hlyn, '09. Critic Teacher, State Xormal College. 

Pollen, '91. Physician, and Manager of Coal Company. 
■ :le, '04. Assistant Librarian, Ohio University, 
'v Instructor of Stenography, Ohio University. 


Bush, Frederick Woodward, '92. Editor Athens Messenger. 
Chappelear, Mary Laurette Bursdal, '09. Instructor of Music, Ohio University. 
Clayton, Jefferson Baird, '62. Manufacturer. 

Conner, May Sherwood, '02. Teacher of Mathematics, High School. 
^<vr>eland, Charles Moffat, '96. Director School of Commerce, Ohio University, 
^.nklin, 'i ^rofessor Elementary Science, State Normal 

Imerson, '05. Electrical Contractor. 

Stanton, '75. Principal State Preparatory School, Ohio 
Coultra^, a Charles, '08. Newsdealer. 

Craig, Florence Maude, '98 (Mrs. Hiram R. Wilson). 36 West Union Street. 
Dailey, William Bert, '97. Dentist. 

Dana, John Perkins, '67. Deputy Auditor, Athens County. 
Dunkle, Eli, '77. Registrar, Ohio University. 
Evans, Dafydd Joshua, '71. Professor of Latin, Ohio University. 
Foster, Israel Moore, '95. Prosecuting Attorney, Athens County. 
Foster, Zella, '97. Principal of High School. 

Foster, Harry Zadoc, '09. Employed by Hull Foster, Jr., Hides and Furs. 
Goodspeed, Joseph M'Kendree, '59. Retired Teacher. 

Haning, Harley Hildreth, '94. Insurance Agent, and Treasurer of Ohio Univ. 
Harris, Charles Henry, '06. City Editor ' ' Athens Daily Messenger. ' ' 
Hines, Hattie May, '91 (Mrs. William Blackburn). Music Teacher. 
Hobson, Rebecca Estella, '97 (Mrs. E. Ray Lash, Jr.). 

Horn, Burnice LeRoy, '01. Advertising Manager ' ' Athens Daily Messenger. ' ' 
Hoover, Thomas Nathaniel, '05. Professor of History, State Normal College. 
Jones, Evan Jerome, '73. Attorney. 
Jones, Albert Johnson, '05. Real Estate Agent. 
Lawrence, Wesley Boyd, '92. Insurance and Real Estate. 
Lefavor, Zenia Estella, '97 (Mrs. John M'Clead). 

Martzolff, Clement Luther, '07. Alumni Secretary, Ohio University. 
Matthews, Carrie Alta, '92. 

Matthews, Charles Grant, '93. Librarian Carnegie Library. 
Michael, Lenore Phoebe, '89 (Mrs. L. G. Worstell). 

Mohler, Nellie Blanche, '07. Teacher of History and Science, High School. 
Morgan, Thurman Leroy, '03. Court Stenographer. 

O 'Bleness, Charles Garnett, '98. Cashier, Security Savings Bank Company. 
Palmer, Edith, '09. Teacher in Public Schools. 

Parks, George Crawford, '08. Instructor, School of Commerce, Ohio University. 
Peters, Chrissie May, '03 (Mrs. M. H. Williamson). 
Pickering, Nelle Marcus, '02. Teacher in Public Schools. 
Price, Aaron Ellsworth, '88. Attorney. 
Reinherr, Helen Adella, '05 (Mrs. W. F. Copeland). 
Ryan, Jane Ellen, '93 (Mrs. George Z. DeCamp). 
Scott, Winneld Kenneth, '98. Merchant. 
Simon, Mary Anna, '08. Teacher in High School. 
Sprague, Jennie Edyth, '03 (Mrs. H. S. Srigley). 
Stalder, Harry G., '93. Attorney. 

Sullivan, Frederick Taylor, '03. Contracting Agent, Bell Telephore Comp" n 
Super, Francis Henry, '95. Manufacturing. 
Townsend, Mary Allen, '02 (Mrs. Harvey Porter) 

Walker, George Ralph, '72. Bookseller and Stationer. 

Weethee, Lucy Wilkin, '98 (Mrs. Charles H. Bryson). 

Weihr, Amy Moore, '95. Critic Teacher, State Normal College. 

Wickham, Ada Ann, '98 (Mrs. Harry C. O'Bleness). 

Wilson, Hiram Eoy, '96. Professor of Engli" 1 - 3tate Norma 1 'Ueee. 

Wood, James Perry, Jr., '03. Attorney. 

Woodruff, Edith, '88 (Mrs. Edwin P. Sa. ., 

Worstell, Lawrence Grant, '88. Attorney. 


Batterson, Frank John, '98. M. E. Missionary, 447 Estomba S' 


Blake, Charles French, '91. Professor of Operative Surgery, College Physicians 

and Surgeons, 20 E. Preston Street. 
Norton, Willey Higby, '06. Student, Johns Hopkins Medical School, 1810 

North Broadway. 


Windsor, Anthony Horace, '63. Retired M. E. Clergyman. 


Wilson, Mabel Zoe, '00. Librarian, State Normal College. 


Harrison, Thomas Jay, '70. Farmer. 


Watkins, Mary Carson, '09. Teacher of Latin, High School, 


Atkinson, John Hampton, '97. Head of Department of English, Blairstown 


Hensel, Michael Wesley, '93. Commissioner of Schools, Lenawee County. 


Kirkendall, Julia Margaret, '83 (Mrs. Campbell), 435 Henderson Street. 


Baker, Emmett E., '94. Superviser of Schools. 


Krout, Boyd Merrill, '09. Student, Harvard Medical School, 23 Wiggles- 
worth Street. 


? m Esther Helen, '96. 


p, Robert Francis, Jr., '03. Cashier, "The New Trinidad Lake Asphalt 
Co., L'td, " and Consular Agent United States. 
v ri om, Jare Bayard, '06 (Mrs. Robert F. Bishop, Jr.). 


Harter, oth, '08.. Teacher of English, Public Schools, 903 Center Avenue. 




Thomas, William Alexander, '96. Methodist Clergyman. 


Creighton, Charles Frisbie, '70. Pastor St. Mark's Methodist Church, 448 
Elk Street. 


^"vid, '09. Graduate Student, Harvard University, 74 Oxford St. 
ivxox b aia """^omas, '09. Fellow in History and Government, Harvard 

Gra ce School, 21 College House. 


Connett, Delia 'May," '97 (Mrs. G. W. Ilixon), 145 AVest Eighth Street. 


Matthews, Daniel, '76. Farmer, R. F. D. No. 6. 


Gist, William Wesley, '72. Professor of English, Iowa State Teachers' College. 


Henderson, Lulu May, '06. Teacher. 


Jones, John Wesley, '97. Superintendent of Schools (Ceredo-Kenova). 


M'Glenen, Daniel W., '90. College Agent. 


Bennett, Elizabeth Ruth, '03. Graduate Student, University Illinois, 1006 
South Sixth Street. 


Welch, Charles Henry, '78. Investments, Bank and Trust Building. 


Smith, Cruger Wormly, '67. Lawyer and Financier. 


Curran, Oscar Waldo, '09. Registrar and Instructor in Biological Sciences, 
State Normal College. 


Young, Thomas Lee, '95. Manager, The South Side Water Works Company. 


Atkinson, Charles Andrew, '74. Attorney, 4541 Woodlawn Avenue. 

Dixon, Charles Herbert, '73. Journalist, "Chicago Sunda} r Examiner," H07 

East 47th Street. 
Foss, Ashley Francis, '97. Teacher of Botany, Englewood High School. 1340 

Washington Boulevard. 
Linton, Nancy E., '03. Teacher in Public Schools, 238 East Erit- -it -'it. 
Place, Benoni Austin, '04. Student, Rush Medical College, 615 Asi •'■' . d. 

Snow, John Edwin, '92. Associate Professor of Electrical Engi • ■. v 

Institute of Technology, 501 East 60th Street. 


Sooy-Smith, ' "Ian., '49. Civil Engineer, Monadnock Street, Riverside. 
Treudley, Mary, '06. Graduate Student, Chicago University, Green Hall. 
Wickham, Mabel Leona, '01 (Mrs. B. A. Place), 615 Ashland Boulevard. 
Wisda, James William, '09. Teacher in St. Cyerl's College, 642 7 T ■" 


Clayton, Mary Florence, '06. Stenographer, ^ed States Census Der-- 
Coultrap, Manning Gebhardt, '06. Agent for The Geiger-Jor 

Bonds and Industrial Securities. 
Hawk, Adam James, '79. M. E. Clergyman, 381 East Second St A. 
Kirkendall, Fred Claire, '93. Superintendent of Schools. 
Tinker, Elisha Austin, '93. Attorney, 227 East Second Street. 


Boyd, William Fletcher, '66. Attorney, Carlisle Building. 

Glazier, Lena Blanche, '03 (Mrs. Guy B. Boush), 829 Windham Avenue. 

Koons, Stella Irene, '99. Teacher, 309 West Second Street. 

McCune, Samuel Levi, '96. National Bank Examiner, Gillespie Hotel. 

Moore, David Hastings, '60. Bishop in the Methodist Episcopal Church, No. 1 

The Alexandria. 
Mullikin, Edward W., '54. Life Insurance, 2344 Ohio Avenue. 
Parks, David W. Presbyterian Clergyman, 2103 Dana Avenue. 
Patterson, Lena Estella, '09. Student, Art School, 1267 Ida Street, Mt. Adams. 
Porter, William Daniel, '83. Physician, 2527 Gilbert Avenue. 
Sternberger, Frank J., '81. Broker, Clifton. 
Thomas, Clement Eugene, '04. English Teacher, Woodward High School, 

1924 Delaware Avenue, Norwood. 
Tugman, William Martin, '77. Attorney, No. 309 Johnston Building, Fifth and 

Walnut Streets. 
Zenner, Phillip, '70. Physician, 14 and 19 Glenn Building. 


Blackstone, Thomas, '71. Physician, 202 North Court Street. 
Miesse, Morris H.; '64. Physician, 129 North Court Street. 


Dana, Emma K., '79. Teacher of Mathematics and Latin, Lincoln High School, 

2963 Scranton Road. 
Hyde, William H., '93. Physician and Surgeon, 8411 Clark Avenue. 
Irwin, Algernon Charles, '03. Assistant Engineer, Grade Elimination, No. 220 

Hickox Building. 


Bargus, Allen D., '93. Farmer. 


Humparey, Shepard S., '92. Farmer. 


Scou, Jo'ipTi Eutledge, '64. Professor of Elocution, University of Missouri. 


Ibel, '99. President Correspondent Institute, 1763 Oak Street. 
• '93. Teacher of English, Central High School, 1462 Fair Ave. 



Carlton, John S., '88. Physician, 1187 Neil Avenue. -. - 

Cline, Cecil Roy, '00. Law Student, Ohio State "University . 62 East 11th Street. 

Coler, C. S., '83. Superintendent Schools, Hebron, O., 174 First Avenue. 

Crooks, Floyd Stanley, '06. State Auditor's Department, "07 Linwood Avenue. 

Dickason, Hiram Edgar, '77. Auditor, The W. J. Hamilton Coal Co., 115 
Sherman Avenue. 

Elder. Adam Griggs, '04. Physician, 1072 North High Street. 

Grosvenor, Grace, '93 (Mrs. C. M. Shepard), 172 South Ohio Avenue. 

Gullum, Fi ik Barnhart, '07. Teacher of Science, East High School, 462 West 
Broad Street. 

Harlor, Joseph A., '94. State Agent, Chas. Scribner's Sons, 119 West 10th Ave. 

Heilman, William Theodore, '04. Teacher of Chemistry, North High School. 

Henke, Heber Hunt, '08. Draftsman, Jeffrey Manufacturing Co., 148 West 
Sixth Avenue. 

Higgins, Cyrus Dow, '05. Student, Ohio Medical University, 16 East Lin- 
coln Street. 

Johnston, Frederick Preston, '02. Credit Manager, Columbus Brass Co., 1978 
Iuka Avenue. 

Jones, John W., '93. Superintendent, School for the Deaf. 

Jones, Anna Marie, '97. Proof-reader, 549 School Street. 

McMaster, James Clayton, '91. Electrical Contractor, 114 North Third Street. 

McVey, John Tipton, '07. Student, Starling-Ohio Medical College, 87 Hub- 
bard Avenue. 

Mardis, Samuel Kennedy, '93. State School Inspector, 313 West Fifth Avenue. 

Roberts, John H., '99. Salesman, 142 North High Street. 

Scott, William Henry, '62. Professor Philosophy, Ohio State University, 
Kenworth Place, Clintonville. 

Shepard, Cassius Marion, '96. Physician, 347 East State Street. 

Smith, Murray Franklin, '04. Street Car Conductor, 1620 South Fourth Street. 

Tooill, George Washington, '05. Teacher, Mathematics and Science, North 
High School, 81 West Ninth Avenue. 

Wakefield, Thomas Gardner, '68. Methodist Episcopal Clergyman, 172 West 
Lane Avenue. 

Westervelt, Charles Ephraim, '92. Attorney, 1202 Oregon Avenue. 

Young, William Henry, '53. Ex-U. S. Consul to Carlsruhe, Germany, "The 
Normandie. ' ' 


Beveridge, John Harrie, '97. Superintendent of Schools. 


Stanley, George Robbins, '66. Methodist Episcopal Clergyman. 


Smith, Adelaide V., '81 (Mrs. M. G. Wright), 121 North Second Street. 


DeLong, George Washington, '94. Principal of High School. 


Caldwell, Josephine, '05 (Mrs. J. J. Stout), 921 Brown Street. 

Connett, Harry Lewis, '05. Physician, 332-334 Arcade Build ir-.' 

Nease, Nannie Louise, '03 (Mrs. H. M. McCord), 132 Bellevue ' ir nts. 


Ricketts, Samuel Bright, '78. Eeal Estate Promoter, 104 Eagle Street. 
Riley, Martina Mary, '01 (Mrs. E. U. Cave), 23 Lexington Avenue. 
Wells, George E., '70. Attorney, Military Home. 


Matheny, Charles Morris, '00. Principal of High School, 830 Washington St. 


Hill, Malinda Harriett, '97 (Mrs. J. B. Woodworth), 21 West Cereal Avenue. 


Evans, Jacob Claire, '01. Chemist, 1049 Clayton Street. 

Iliff, Thomas Corwin, '70. Assistant Secretary Board Home Missions, M. E. 

Church, 2284 Josephine Street, University Park. 
Roberts, Frank Hunt Hurd, '92. Professor of History and Political Science, 

University of Denver, 2112 South Columbine Street. 


Morton, Joshua Romine, '05. Teacher of Chemistry. 


Clark, John Lewis, '98. Stockman and Farmer. 


Shiras, Oliver Perry, '53. Attorney; United States Judge, Northern District 
of Iowa, 1882-1903, Hotel Julien. 


Higley, Homer Bansom, '92. Assistant Professor Mathematics, Stevens Insti- 
tute of Technology, 173 North 17th Street. 


Kurtz, Anna Elizabeth, '01. Teacher, State Normal College. 


Brown, Minnie Francis, '01. Teacher, High School, Barron Street. 


McCorkle, Charles Edward, '09. Principal of High School. 


Dowd, Ralph P., '90. Physician and Surgeon. 


King, Samuel Wurts, '55. Orange Grower. 


Adams, John William, '08. Department of Biology, Franklin College. 


Jenkins, Tliomas, '91. Printer, 11 Sixth Street. 


Hall. Jarr-s M., '89. Attorney, West State Street. 


'.irke ! i aarles R. S. Farmer and Fruit Grower, R. D. No. 1. 



McCulloch, Alva Wright, '96. Business Manager, ' ' L 
Court Street. 

Devol, Eussell ' ^yon College. 


I uner, Gra^L, Bradford, '09. 


Hunter, Mary Gill, '81. Physician and Surgeon, 403 Grand Avenue. 


Henry, Francis Beardsley, '04. Assistant Chemist, ' ' The Grasselli Chemical 
Company. ' ' 


Smith, Charles Clement, '97. Attorney. 


Cornell, Daniel W., '63. Retired Merchant. 


MeGinley, Lewellyn Davis, '94. Insurance, 210 South D Street. 


Dent, Elmer Addison, '88. M. E. Clergyman, 137 Jefferson Street. 


Stewart, Charles W., '61. Commission Merchant, P. O. Box 325. 


Hunter, William Archibald, '85. M. E. Clergyman. 
Kirkendall, Ella May, '86 (Mrs. W. A. Hunter). 

Wolford, Howard A., '93. Attorney. 


Alderman, William Elijah, '09. Graduate Student, Hiram College, and Minister 
in Christian Church. 


Eaton, Edith Mildred, '09. 1021 Fifth Street. 

Welch, Calvin Simeon, '75. Attorney, 850 Washington Avenue. 


Maguire, John William, '74. Retired Physician, 329 East Sherman Strep i; 


Hatfield, John L., '62. Farmer. 


Ballard, Frank Otis, '73. Pastor, Memorial Presbyterian Church, 92 ' r: "lle 
Drive, Woodruff Place. 


Boi,_ ' '-'-" '6 P Attorney, 18% North Meridian Street. 

Chart,< Ja IS Physician, 512 North New Jersey Street. 

Johnson, Prank ^«r. '08. State Student Secretary, Y. M. C. A., 615 

Majestic L^x 
McMaster, John Lenc. ; -<--.■ - )n County, 1733 

Park Avenue. 
Thomas, Orin Gould, nb. _ndia -.^eiit, Atkinson, Ment n r ^nri Irover, 

2355 North Delaware Street. 
Walker, Charles Manning, '53. Journalist, 2033 College Avenue. 


Holcomb, Howard K., '92. United States Weather Bureau, 221 South Jeffer- 
son Avenue. 


Cornwell, Alma Elizabeth, '98 (Mrs. Eugene V. Tuttle), 44 Lincoln Place. 
Tuttle, Eugene Vivian, '04. Chemist, 44 Lincoln Place. 

Bolton, Rudolph Ray, '09. Student Assistant, Department Pathology and 

Bacteriology, Cornell University, 127 Linden Avenue. 
Johnson, Aldis Adelbert, '08. Assistant in Physiology, Cornell University, 

127 Linden Avenue. 
Mayes, Harry Welday, '08. Student, Cornell Medical College, and Assistant 

in Physiology, 127 Linden Avenue. 
Mayes, James Ray, '09. Student in College of Agriculture, Cornell University, 

127 Lin-ien Avenue. 


Gillett, Nita Elizabeth, '97 (Mrs. W. J. Shumate), 59 Broad Street. 

Henson, Morris A., '92. Principal of High School. 

Higgins, Winifred Belle, '07. Teacher in High School. 

Jones, Thomas Alfred, '81. Judge, Fourth Judicial Ohio Circuit Court. 

Kinnison, James Edgar, '80. Superintendent of Schools. 

Martin, Catherine Begina, '06. Teacher in Public Schools. 

Shumate, William Jasper, '97. Auditor, Jackson County. 

Thomas, George Grindley, '09. Bank Teller. 

Wilson, Eobert Underwood, '82. Attorney. 


Hough, Florance Harrison, '09. Graduate Student, Oberlin College. 


Colvin, Wilber, '80. Superintendent of Schools. 


: ± "-in. George, '04. Teacher of English, State Normal College. 
Williamson, Frances, '06 (Mrs. George Sprau), 423 South West Street. 


French, Cyrus Othniel, '67. President of Storage and Van Company, Eighth 

3u d . Troost Avenue. 
Ju ' \ illiam G., '82. United States Customs Broker and Claim Agent, 

"1 f ^rritt Building. 



Agler, Charles Marshall, '07. Superintendent of Schools. 
Kaler, Mary Engle, '02. Principal of High School. 

LAK\, O. 
Bak .ilsworth, endent of Uniontown Schools. 


^ouner, Flora Terhune, '04. Chief Nurse, Hospital, Boys' Industrial School. 
Hawk, James Finly, '07. Science Teacher, High School. 


Huhn, William, '09. Merchant. 

Boush, Helen Elizabeth, '09 (Mrs. William Huhn). 


St. Clair, Anna Mae, '96. Teacher, Haskell Institute. 


Martin, Thomas Adams, '95. Teacher, Mathematics, High School. 


Lukens, Joseph Franklin, '66. Teacher, 227 North Broadway. 


Hambleton, Antrum Marion, '03. Teacher. 


Hedrick, Eli Christian, '04. Teacher. 


Bebout, James, '96. County Surveyor of Hocking County. 
Lowry, Virgil Costello, '78. Attorney. 
Wright, Lucius O, '62. Retired. 


Irwin, Rochester, '00. Clergyman, Christian Church. 


Bothwell, Walter James, '94. Post Office Clerk, 425 West 59th Street. 
Gunnett, Abraham H., '81. M. E. Clergyman and Superintendent of Children's 
Home Society. 


Morse, Bert Edmund, '99. Engineer in Turbine Department, 61 Linwood Road. 


Coultrap, Henry Wilson, '71. Attorney. 


Stanberry, Elias Millen, '57. Attorney and Banker. 


Ashton, Charles Sawyer, '93. Editor and Publisher, "Madison Outlook. " 


Coe, Adda, '85 (Mrs. E. B. Skinner), 210 Lathrop Street. 


Skinner, Ernest - . , '88. Assistant Professor of Mathematics, The Uni- 
versity of Wisconsin, 210 Lathrop Street. 

" * "^TI, UTAH. 

Martin, George Washington, ,u. Pre.^^+eriQ- man. 

MABIL.l^ O. 
Thomas, David Hollis, '96. Attorney. 
Ullom, Mary, '96 (Mrs. D. II. Thomas), 305 Fourth Street. 


Carpenter, William Bazaliel, '70. Physician. 


DeLay, David Washington, '68. Eetired. 1513 Charleston Avenue. 


Pileher, John Nelson, '58. Retired M. E. Clergyman, 307 Madison Avenue. 


Gibson, Elza Goodspeed, '04. Superintendent of Schools. 

Crane, William Her, '00. Representative, D. Appleton Company, 2311 South 

Humboldt Avenue. 
Rutledge, John Wesley, '74. Physician, 2536 Third Avenue South. 


Kirkendall, James A., '86. Bee-keeper, Farmer and Teacher. 


Waggoner, Chauncey William, '04. Professor of Physics, West Virginia Uni- 


Boyd, Hugh, '59. Emeritus Professor of Latin, Cornell College. 


Norton, Frances Johnson, '91 (Mrs. S. C. Price), 260 Cass Avenue. 
Price, Samuel Cheney, '91. Publisher, 260 Cass Avenue. 


Christman, George Washington, '06. Teacher. 
Dillinger, Thomas Jefferson, '81. Physician. 


Cromer, Horace Emerson, '09. Teacher of Mathematics, High School. 


Duff, John Thomas, '70. Editor and Publisher, "Newcomerstown Index." 


Ely, George Leonard, '06. Superintendent of Schools. 


Acker, Herman Frank, '75. Secretary-Treasurer, "The Star Manufacturing 


Fowler, ~"es Celwin, '94. State Examiner Public Accounting. 
Stine, Osca Tien, '08. Teacher, English and Science, High School. 


h>a. , harry ,n.afeller, '00. Architectural Engineer, 135 Kent Street, 

Beckett, John Scouller, '07. Assay Chemist, "Fuel Engineering Co.," Room 

1101, 59 Pearl Street. 
Brown, Clyde, '95. General Solicitor, New York Central Lines, Grand Central 

Carley, Francis Dighton, '58. Retired, No. 2 Rector Street. 
Fuller, Nellie Mary, '01 (Mrs. H. R. Bahrman), 135 Kent Street, Brooklyn. 
Houston, Virginia Miller, '99. Teacher of Graduating Class, No. 4 Richmond 

Burough, 223 Wood Avenue, Tottenville. 
Humphrey, Calvin B., '88. Vice President, The White Investing Co., 131 Riv- 
erside Drive. 
MacVay, Anna Pearl, '92. Classical Teacher, The Wadleigh High School, 329 

West 112th Street. 
Roach, Minnie Orma, '96. Teacher, 39 East Thirty-first Street. 
Schwefel, Caroline, '96 (Mrs. Clyde Brown), Linden Avenue, Larchmont 

Super, Ralph Clewell, '95. Business, 1 Madison Avenue. 
Woodworth, Carlos Anderson, '98. Broker, 220 Broadway. 


Henson, Clarence Cherrington, '99. Principal, Isadore Newman Training 

School, 6039 Prytania Street. 
Wilson, Blanche Nell, '03 (Mrs. C. C. Henson), 6039 Prytania Street. 


Leonard, Albert, '88. Superintendent of Schools. 


Shott, John Abraham, '92. Professor of Physics and Education, Westminster 


MeDaniel, John Edmon, '04. Civil Engineer, ''Foster and Fleming, Montrose 
Company. ' ' 


Johnson, Daniel Littleton, '84. Attorney, 600 Bee Building. 


Timberman, John Clement, '06. Hardware and Implement Merchant. 


Bailey, Elizabeth, '09. Teacher of Mathematics, High School, 635 Madison 

Casto, David Clayton, '74. Attorney, S16 Quincy Street. 
Laird, John Ferguson, '81. Attorney, 1123 Market Street. 
McKown, John Smith, '76. Secretary, "Traders' Building Association, ,v ' 935 

Market Street. 
Welch, Dudley Woodbridge, '92. Physician and Surgeon, 938 L'.ijTCloch Avenue 



Batterson, Mayme Alice, '01. Librarian, Public Library. 


Parrish, Marshall Fleming, '76. Broker, 6326 Baynton St-~et. 

Ullom, Josephus Tucker, '98. Physician, 24 Carpenter Street, Germantown. 


Bowles, Ethel Ellen, '08. Principal of Violet Township High School. 


Corbin, Joseph Carter, '53. Principal, Merrill Public School, 1821 "West Second 


Bennett, Newman Hall, '99. Physician, 1908 Carson Street. 

Blackstone, Wilbert Stanley, '07. Draftsman, Westinghouse Manufacturing 
and Electric Company, P. O. Box 126, Wilkinsburg. 

Heyman, Boscoe Winfield, '07. Salesman, Westinghouse Manufacturing and 
Electric Company, 432 Franklin Avenue, Wilkinsburg. 

Kohberger, Henry P., '99. Physician, 405 Larimer Avenue. 

MacVay, Gladys Hattie, '89 (Mrs. Charles E. Skinner), 1309 Singer Place, Wil- 

MacVay, Bertha Wallace, '93. Teacher, 1309 Singer Place, Wilkinsburg. 

White, Clyde W., '09. Teacher, 17 North Second Street, DuQuesne. 


Adams, Karl Langdon, '09. Civil Engineer. 


Carrick, Charles M., '91. Superintendent of Schools. 


Vorhes, Austin Workman, '64. Attorney. 


Bright, Pascal Allen, '95. M. E. Clergyman. 

Holeomb, Anselm Tupper, '67. Attorney and Coal Operator, 30 East Ninth 

Moulton, Frank Warwick, '97. Prosecuting Attorney, Scioto County. 
Pake, George L., '84. Secretary, Young Men 's Christian Association, Railroad 



Reynolds, John Fletcher, '06. Teacher, Chemistry and Biology, Pratt County 
High School. 


Huffman, Bieha/d Arthur, '69. Field Secretary, Colorado Prison Association. 


V7atk.ns ; Morton Hays, '78. Civil and Mining Engineer. 


Pickc is, "Reuben B., '76. Farmer, R. F. D. No. 1. 



Armstrong, Lawrence E., '94. Attorney. 


Black, Ma. Gene^ . "" Teacher, Commercial Department, High School, 

216 North Eij. .r 1 
Miller, Guy Dolphut „o. Jtxead of Commercial Department, High School. 


Boyd, Jane Elliott, '76 (Mrs. J. M. Davis). 

Davis, John Merrill, '73. President, Rio Grande College. 


Parker, Frank Halleck, '78. Physician. 
Stanley, Archelaus Arthur, '69. Physician. 

Day, Thomas Franklin, '76. Professor, Old Testament Interpretation, The San 
Francisco Theological Seminary. 


Patrick, Spicer H, '60. Teacher, 318 South Presa Street. 

Winter, Samuel Guy, '02. Manager, Real Estate Company, Y. M. C. A. Build- 


Armstrong, Samuel Pressly, '84. Attorney, 120-3 Commercial Block. 

Gillilan, Lewis McClellan, '91. Teacher, High School. 

MaeVay, Lizzie Carl, '86 (Mrs. L. M. Gillilan), 1248 Blaine Avenue. 

Riley, Ethel Eleanor, '03. Teacher of Short Hand, High School, Fifth East 

Taylor, Lucy Mae, '06. Stenographic Department, High School, Fifth East 



Oliphant, William C, '66. Farmer and Stockman. 


De Steiguer, George Emanuel, '84. Attorney, New York Building. 
Snider, Charles Raymond, '92. Special Representative, Mutual Benefit Life 
Insurance Co., Hotel Stewart. 


Adams, Evelyn Lyon, '09. Teacher, Miss Jewell's Private School for Mission- ill 
aries' Children, 39 Quinsan Road. 


Collier, William Parker, '95. Teacher, 1045 West Avenue. 
MaeVay, Herbert Russell, '90. Superintendent of Schools. 


Barton, Anna R., '88 (Mrs. W. Porterfield), 926 Thirteenth Avenue. 


Lapp, George Harlan, '02. Principal of High School. 



Humphrey, Henry H, '84. Consulting Electrical and Mechanical Engineer, 
1505 Chemical Building. 


Schofield, Frank Crain, '95. Principal Lassen „ un^ ' = h School. 


Young, Edmund Pendleton, '82. Teacher, 2431 South First Street. 


Dixon, Asher Hooper, '09. Superintendent of Schools. 


Tullis, Don Delano, '98. Pastor, Washington Avenue Presbyterian Church, 

1410 South Sixth Street. 
Tullis, Flora Blanche, '03. Teacher, 405 Willow Street. 


Miller, John Lewis, '97. Farmer. 


Merritt, William Schory, '06. Principal of High School. 


Adams, Harry C, '88. Attorney, 2258 Parkwood Avenue. 

Coultrap, Floyd Erie, '04. Resident Chief, The Toledo Hospital, 1711 Cherry 

Dowd, John Worthington, '69. Member Board Deputy State Supervisors of 

Elections, Lucas County, 1028 Virginia Street. 
Kirkendall, Emmett Royal, '06. Attorney, 1216 Nicholas Building. 
MacLane, Arvilla, '00 (Mrs. M. H. Pugh), 117 Twenty-second Street. 


Cookson, Charles W., '95. Superintendent of Schools. 


Bean, Lonzo Gardner, '99. Student, Dental College. 
Hooper, Dollie, '99 (Mrs. L. G. Bean). 


Baker, Clara Murtland, '82 (Mrs. George W. Eeed), 321 East First Street. 
Humphrey, Sara Clare, '08. Teacher, German and Latin, High School, 624 

North Water Street. 
Reed, George Washington, '88. Attorney, 315 North Main Street. 


Porter, Francis Marion, '07. Instructor in Engineering and Drawing, Univers- 
ity of Illinois, 711 West Illinois Street. 


Black, Anna Mildred, '96. Teacher, Utica Free Academy, 101 Elm Street. 


Lever, Heiiry Work, '08. Teacher, State Normal College, 311 South Sixth 




Howe, Mary Blanche, '06. Teacher, Butler Township High School. 


Sheldon, Thomas Henry, '00. Chief Clerk, Portland Gold Mining Company, 
321 South Fifth Street. 


Douglas, Stephen Arnold, '94. Teacher, 904 Washington Street. 


Conoway, Horace Mann, '92. Pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, 
311 Fourth Street. 


Cheesman, David G., '81. Clerk, Treasury Department, 1021 Newton St., N. E. 
Cranston, Earl, '61. Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, "The Ontario. "- 
Sheppard, Carl Dunkle, '02. Newspaper Correspondent, The Associated 

Press, Florence Court. 
White, Gershom Franklin, '01. Bacteriologist, Department of Agriculture. 
Wright, James Otis, '05. Examiner, Patent Office, 109 Patent Office. 


Young, Wesley Otis, '65. Physician, 733 Marshall Avenue. 


Kinnison, Ripley Hoffman, '73. Superintendent of Schools. 


Cobb, Nellie, '97 (Mrs. Pascal A. Bright.) 

Hildebrand, Frederick Byron, '09. Teacher, English and History, High 

Hogan, Timothy S., '95. Attorney. 


Douglas, Malcolm, '09. Teacher, English and History, High School, 1131 North 
Market Street. 


Booth, Jefferson, '62. Retired Teacher. 


Davis, Perley B., '56. Retired Clergyman, 1301 Ludlow Avenue (Cintronella, 
Ala., from November to June). 


Matheny, William Alderman, '08. Assistant in Botany, Clark College. Senior 

Fellow, Clark University. 
Nice, Leonard Blaine, '08. Teacher and Student, Clark University, 32djmpM 



White, John Alexander, '74. M. E. Clergyman, 321 East Third Street, 


Westervelt, William Alfred, '91. Physician. 


Coultrap, Bernice Hughes, 

Elliott, George Anderson, '93 
Hastings, Laura Matilda, '00 
Higgins, Charles Henry, '87. 


08. Teacher, High School, 163 North Seventh 

Law Student, Room 5, Southard Building. 
Primary Teacher, Dresden Eoad. 
Physician, 42 North Seventh Street. 
Porter, Prank. Teacher, High School, 658 West Main Street. 
Smith, Thomas Maynard, '04. Teacher, Mathematics, High School. 
White, Thomas Bruce, '86. Pastor, South Street Methodist Church, 44 South 
Sixth Street. 




Atkinson, Henry T., '65. 175 Claremont Avenue, New York City. 

Hooper, Rudolph L., '78. Whittier, California. 

Johnson, Sidney Huntington, '90. Trimble, Ohio. 

McFarland, Thomas A., '94. 2122 Fourth Ave., Birmingham, Ala. 

Michael, Lillian Elizabeth, '84. Goshen, Ind. 

Murayama, Saki Taro, '95. No. 1 Fukuyoshi cho, Akasaka, Tokio, Japan. 

The above names appeared in the Alumni Bulletin of 1909. The following 
have never been verified since the organization of the Alumni Department. 

1851 Hugh James Campbell, 10 Carondolet Street, New Orleans, La. 

1852 Francis Herron Williams, Memphis, Tenn. 
1863 John Henry Bowden, Greensburg, Pa. 
1866 Julius S. Smith, Grand Island, Neb. 
1868 Alexander Chambers Gibson, Lincoln, Neb. 
1872 Clement Ross Long, 18 East Seventeenth Street, New York City. 

1876 Francis L. Hemry, San Diego, Cal. 

1877 Samuel L. Shepherd, Bristow, Okla. 

1879 William A. Longbon, Marion, O. 

1880 L. B. C. Kirkendall, Fruita, Col. 
1887 Thomas W. Dick, Chicago, 111. 

1889 J. Cross Thomas, Michigamme, Mich. 

1890 John M. Johnson, Fort Worth, Texas. 
1893 Lon. C. Walker, Palo Alto, Cal. 
1902 Howard Shepherd Paine, Rochester, Minn. 
1906 Fred Shaw, Lane Theological Seminary, Cincinnati, O. 
1909 Howard Blane Johnson, Plants, O. 


Bishop, Minnie Grace, Warren, < ). (Unverified.) 
Cranmer, Lucy Aretha, Middletown, O. (Unverified.) 
Giauaue, Niva Grace, 138 Park Avenue, Coshocton, O. 
"McLaughlin, Mary, Anna, 111. (Unverified.) 
Temple"*, May , I 'a lest ine, ( ). 




Mills;' Lena Irene, Middletown, O. (Unverified.) 
Nesbitt, Anna Margaret, 4109 Franklin Street, Bellaire, O. 

Rine, Bernice Clifton (Mrs. Charles B. Rairdon), 620 Greenwood Avenue, To- 
ledo, O. 

(Mrs* M. M. Brown), Belmont, O. 

jB ... 

fitters, Bert 



Buchanan, Edith Amanda, Athens, O. (Unverified.) 
McBride, Jessie Enile, Naples, Cal. 
Niman, Ida Augusta, Aurora, O. 
Somerwill, Grace, Orwell, O. (Unverified.) 
Thompson, Ida May, Athens, O. (Unverified.) 
Winzeler, . Alta Evelyn, Steubenville, O. (Unverified.) 


Duga, Nettie Sara, 4805 Guernsey Street, Bellaire, 0. 

Glazer, Mary Katherine, 318 Washington Avenue, Warren, 0. 

Halstead, Euby Clara, Warren, O. (Unverified.) 

Harmon, Elizabeth Adella (Mrs. W. S. Blackstone), Mantua, O. 

Hudson, Myrtle, Ashville, O. (Unverified.) 

McGee, Allie Fidelia, 527 South Young Street, Middletown, O. 

Pelton, Gladys M., 605 North Fifth Street, Steubenville, 0. 

Eichmond, Winifred Vanderbilt, Athens, O. 

Teaters, Elizabeth, 131 South Plum Street, Troy, 0. 

Buchan, Mary Lloyd, Mingo Junction, O. 
Campbell, Helen Martyn, Dresden Boad, Zanesville, O. 
Davis, Madora, Boys' Industrial School, Lancaster, O. 
Davis, Theora, Boys' Industrial School, Lancaster, O. 
Edwards, Bernice C, Garrettsville, O. 
Hammond, Ernest, Athens, O. (Unverified.) 
Hoopes, Laura May, 372 Main Street, Ashtabula, O. 
Keck, Blanche lone, Montpelier, O. 

McLaughlin, Emma, 119 North College Street, Akron, O. 
Morris, Leota Blanche, 44 West State Street, Athens, 0. 
Seeoy, Mary Elizabeth, 63 East Mill Street, Athens, 0. 
States, Dora Alice, Institution for Blind, Louisville, Ky. 
"Voegtly, Nelle Leona, Athens, 0. 

Collins, Frances Pauline, 374 East Buchtel Avenue, Akron, O. 
Faris, Lillie Anne, Corner Ninth and Cutter Streets, Cincinnati, O. 
Gross, Haidee Coral, Leesburg, O. 

Henry, Anna Elizabeth, 2 Middle Drive, Ashtabula, O. 
Herrold, Grace May, Mingo Junction, O. 
Love, Cora Bell, 412 King Avenue, Lancaster, O. 
Eogers, Cora May, Athens, O. 

Thompson, Edna Lucile, 412 King Avenue, Lancaster, O. 
Wilcox, Julia Ida, E. F. D. No. 7, Hudson, O. 
Wilson, Grace, Athens, 0. 

Note: There are Graduates of the above Course, who subsequently gr'- 1 - 
uated in the four-year classes and received the Bachelor's Degree. V 
names are found with the regular Alumni. 


Semi-Centennial Class 



"Brave, courteous, knightly," is the testimony of his fellow- 
student, Earl Cranston. 

f'A man of unusual strength of mind," wrote his friend, Eugene 
^ rrissom, of North Carolina. 

"Re was a worthy son of Ohio University — a Christian scholar, 
soldier, and man," is the evidence of James M. Rees, St. Clairsville, 


','Ke was as fine a fellow as ever lived, and a great scholar," 
says Mr. Charles Glines, of Marietta, Ohio. 

"One of Nature's noblemen," is the verdict of his class-mate, 
Spicer H. Patrick. 

The above are illustrations of the universal statements made 
concerning this member of the Class of 1860, by his class-mates, as- 
sociates, comrades and friends. It is certainly a beautiful tribute to 
the life of one when, after the lapse of half a century, the uniform 
testimony should accord him such a high place among men. 

William Harvey Glenn Adney was an Ohio boy, for it was near 
the hamlet of Vinton, among the hills of Gallia county, that he was 
born, April 23, 1834. His great grand-father was Thomas Adney, 
of a respectable London and Shropshire family. Educated as a civir 
engineer, and possessing superior talents, he came to America before 
the Revolutionary war, at the age of nineteen, in a ship upon which 
he had been kidnapped from a London dock, and was landed at 
Charleston. Here, chagrin and a spirit of adventure detaining him, 
he never returned to his home and family, but, marrying a lately 
arrived Scotch-Irish woman, he moved finally to western Virginia 
and founded a somewhat numerous family, — the only one of the 
name in America. 

John Adney, the eldest son, was a pioneer of Miami County, 
Ohio, but being forced to flee eastward on account of Indian hostil- 
ities, settled on Raccoon Creek, where he built and owned the first 
flouring mill in that part of Ohio. His son was Captain Jonathan 
Adney, born in Virginia, but he lived and died in Gallia County. 
The latter was a man of uncommon activity, a successful farmer, 
and in the community where he was for many years captain of the 
militia and township trustee, was highly esteemed for his integrity, 
and famed for his wit. His wife was Electa Glenn. To them was 
born, in a log cabin, two and a half miles north of Vinton, Glenn 
Adney, the eldest in a family of six sons and five daugbters. 

Attaining his growth early, standing six feet, four inches tall, 
slender, but of unusual physical strength, he early manifested a 
quiet love of nature and a taste for letters as well as the exact 
sciences. A strong will, lofty purpose and purity of motive $re 
plainly shown in some youthful journals that he kept merely for 
the sake of cultivating the habit of method and facility of expres- 
sion, and fortunately are preserved. A young man v". hoin &ny 
assistance except the encouragement of friends and a :.* -;h ■ r r ' d 
mother, faces the problem of education; it being no dk . ra^tiiKr 4 " 
of his father's high character to say, however, that, like maiyy oti:.- 


of his time, whose life had been that of the pioneer with ay .„nd 
rifle, did not deem necessary more book education than might be 
obtained in the district school, hence lent him no encouragement or 
assistance. After working for a while in a saw-mill and clerking in 
a store at Vinton, young Adney qualified as a teacher, taught dis- 
trict school neajr home for two years, 1854-55, and with the money 
thus saved was able to write in his diary, May 10, 1856, the tiny he 
entered Pomeroy Academy, ' ' I have decided to go to school. ' ' 

Becoming a favorite of the principal, Professor A. A. Keen, Hint 
gentleman, upon taking a professorship at Medford, Mass., offered 
to pay the young man's expenses if he would go with him to the 
east. Tempting as the offer was, he decided to come to the Ohio 
University, at Athens, where he entered in the fall of 1857. By the 
end of the spring term he had so far made up his studies that he 
was enrolled as a sophomore. Adney 's room was in the old Center 
building, where, with a room-mate, he prepared their frugal meals, a 
practice begun at the dictates of strictest economy, and continued 
upon discovering that with an early cold bath and a run around the 
campus before breakfast, they were stimulated to better mental and 
physical strain. There are yet students of that time who remember 
the tall, slender, active young man, who threw intense but well re- 
strained enthusiasm into whatever he deemed worthy of undertak- 
ing. Maintaining his own in the discussions of the Philomathian 
Society, of which he was for a time president, it is also recalled that 
he shares with Governor John Brough the distinction of kicking the 
foot-ball across Center building. 

Adney has sometimes been referred to as the student who took 
the course in two years — not literally, but substantially, true, for in 
the three years that he was a student at Ohio University be lost 
several terms by being obliged to teach school to supply him with 
funds for the very necessaries of life and for books. He found time 
to edit and practically write a college paper at one time, and yet 
was able in his journals to record in interesting detail the college 
li|e. In a class of able men he graduated with honors and as vale- 
dictorian. He manifested rare talent for imparting knowledge and 
p.T-ousinjj, enthusiasm among his students. Teaching was his profes- 
sion throughout life, to the aid of which he brought a lively interest 
in a wide ,'ange of subjects. His first position after graduation was 
as ? a lerr.M ^rident of the Harmar (now West Marietta) schools. The 
> ■• r A g aduation witnessed his marriage to Miss Lucy Wiatt, of 
Ajiesvi'h , Athens County. Her death occurred only four months 
! my under tragic circumstances. 


The Civil War breaking out, lie at once raised a company of sol- 
diers from about his old home and also from Athens County. He 
was elected the captain, and the company was mustered into the 
United States Army on the 26th of August, 1861, as Company B, 36th 
Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He served gallantly with his regiment 
throughout its four years of active service, sharing the splendid rep- 
utation it gained as a fighting regiment at South Mountain, Antie- 
tam, Chickamauga, Missionary Eidge, and on many other hard 
fought fields in Cox's "Kanawha Division" of the Army of the 
Cumberland, and in Crook's Army of West Virginia. He was pro- 
moted to the rank of Major on September 17, 1862, and Lieutenant 
Colonel May 9, 1861. During the action of September 19, 1861, at 
Opequan, Virginia, he assumed command of the regiment and con-, 
tinued its commander in the ensuing battles of Fisher's Hill and 
Cedar Creek, and upon its retirement into winter quarters at Cum- 
berland, where active service ended, he was instructor in the bri- 
gade school for officers, and part of the time in command of the bri- 
gade. He was twice wounded, once quite seriously, in the famous 
charge of" Turchin's Brigade at Chickamauga, September 19, 1863. 
Upon the consolidation of the 34th and 36th Ohio Begiments, he re- 
signed from the service, and being discharged February 28, 1865, 
proceeded to Ohio in time, however, to miss the appointment ten- 
dered him by the governor, as Provost Marshal of the 11th District, 
Southern Ohio. 

After the close of the war he took his A. M. degree at the Ohio 
University, and in the fall of 1865 became principal of the Prepara- 
tory Department, which he held until 1868, when, upon the removal 
of Professor Tappan to the presidency of Kenyon College, he took 
the chair of Mathematics, lecturing also on Belles Lettres. When 
the chair of Natural Sciences became vacant in 1872, his strong bent 
in that direction led him to change to that professorship. Always, 
active in educational matters, he was the first president of the Athens 
County Teachers' Institute ; clerk of the Board of Education; County 
Examiner; secretary of the Faculty; curator of the Museum, and on$F$ 
of the organizers of the Athens Eeading Club. 

It is perhaps worthy of note, that it was in the class of Profe s sc ffifc 
Adney, while in the Preparatory Department, that the first "wop^ 
student" was admitted to the class-rooms of the Ohio University: 
She was, as is well known, Miss Margaret Boyd, of Athens, and was 
known merely as "Professor Adney 's pupil," but subsequently theB 
faculty took action, substantially acknowledging her as a studenfr-o™ 
the University. 


The circumstances, which may not heretofore have been made 
known, are as follows : 

Mr. Hugh Boyd of Athens was desirous that his sister, Margaret, 
should have a college education, but the "ladies' seminaries" of that 
time being below what he considered their standard should be, he 
and Professor Adney discussed the matter, and the latter decided 
to take his friend's sister as a pupil. It was known, however, that 
there existed a strong feeling against women attending the same 
college as men, a prejudice not confined to the towns-people, but the 
faculty as well, and it was thought that if formal application were 
made, it would almost certainly be refused. Miss Boyd accordingly 
took a part of a term privately for preparation, then entered the 
Senior grade Preparatory as a "private pupil." In the catalogue 
of that year, 1868, her name is entered simply as "M. Boyd." But 
the next year the catalogue stated "Miss Boyd." The second wo- 
man student was Miss Boyd's niece, Miss Ella Boyd. Such was the 
beginning of co-education at Ohio University. 

His public lectures were upon such subjects as "Exactness in the 
Use of Words," "The Force of Ideas in the Making of History," 
"The History of the Waldenses, " "The Law of Service," "Spectrum 
Analysis," etc. He was a Presbyterian and a Beta Theta Pi. At 
the opening of the Ohio State University at Columbus, he was ten- 
dered the chair of Mathematics and Military Tactics. His second 
wife was Miss Ruth Clementine Shaw, of AVaterford, Washington 
County, Ohio, whom he married November 17, 1865. In 1872 affairs 
at Athens were at a very low ebb. In these dark days he and a 
few others practically carried along the affairs of the college. 
There wasn't enough money to repair the fence to keep the cows 
out of the campus. Under these conditions, Professor Adney re- 
luctantly resolved to leave the institution. He accepted the new 
professorship of Agriculture and Correlative Branches — Natural 
Science — at Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Penn- 
sylvania. Here he became vice president of the Pennsylvania 
Agricultural Society, and organizer and the first secretary of the 
'Pennsylvania Wool Growers' Association. 

Although leading an active life, the injuries he received in the 
w^r had long before he left Athens, and indeed while yet in the 
army, begun to undermine his remarkably robust constitution, until, 
hdieving that in an entirely out-door life lay his only hope, and 
finding the climate of Pennsylvania unsuited to his wife's health, 
he pcrchased Cum Spring plantation, near Pittsboro, North Carolina, 
removed his family there in 1879, and in the following year moved 


there himself. But so far from finding improvement, he became, as 
he wrote north to his old physician, "decidedly worse than before." 
Grievously disappointed at the failure of his friends in the South to 
secure for him the then vacant position of Professor of Natural 
Sciences at the University of North Carolina, he taught school, at 
first as principal of the Goldsboro schools and afterwards at Pitts- 
boro Academy, finally settling down upon the farm, where, early in 
June, 1885, while passing through a field and stopping to pet a young 
bull which he had raised, not suspecting him to be vicious, the ani- 
mal gave him a hook, not of a serious character at all, as there was 
no visible injury whatever, but as a result of his physical condition, 
and obviously from his war injuries, he died June 23, 1885, at the 
age of fifty-one, universally mourned. 

He left two children, Edwin Tappan, born at Athens, July 13, 
1868, and Mary Ruth, born September 25, 1869, now Mrs. Charles 
Wyeth of New York. A daughter, Lucy Hamlin, died in infancy. 
The son now lives at Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada. He is an 
artist of recognition, whose productions are sought after by the best 
publishing houses. 




Harrison Gilliland belonged to one of the pioneer families of 
Jackson County, Ohio. His father first located in one of the northern 
counties of Ohio, but game being scarce there, he brought his fam- 
ily to Hamilton township, Jackson County, in the early "thirties." 
"Jfc" 1 c the subject of this sketch was born, January 19, 1837. Mr. 
ill 'land's early educational opportunities were of course meagre. 
T\. moneer school of southern Ohio did not exist as a college pre- 
il^to y school. 

In May, 1855, a party of young men drove by wagon from Jack- 
al Couc'y to Athens, for the purpose of entering the Ohio Uni- 
/ rsity. ^hey brought their provisions with them. The party com- 
prised 1> T. E. Griffith, Eben Jones, Thomas Jones and Harrison 


During Mr. Gilliland 's stay at Ohio University he was a member 
of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. The first years after graduation 
he taught school in Jackson County. In 1863-4 he was professor of 
Ancient Languages and Mathematics at Battle-Ground Institute,. 
Tippecanoe Battle-Ground, Indiana. For one year he was Profes- 
sor of Languages in a Pittsburg female college. In 1865 he became 
president of Galesville University, now Gale College, Galesville, 
Wisconsin. This position he held for twelve years, resigning in 

Two years later he was admitted to the "Wisconsin bar and 
began the practice of law. His health failing, he went to California 
in 1886, locating at Los Angeles. Later he purchased a fruit and 
alfalfa farm, at Burbank, that state, and here his death occurred 
April 11, 1905. 

He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and took 
an active interest in all phases of church activities. Frequently he 
occupied the pulpit as a lay preacher. Mr. Gilliland was twice mar- 
ried. The second Mrs. Gilliland now resides at Burbank, California. 



No alumnus of the Ohio University has become more widely or 
favorably known than David Hastings Moore. Athens has given 
Ohio and the country some notable men, but no man of them all has. 
done more to bless humanity than this Methodist Bishop, who, hav- 
ing traveled the world around and won many honors, is still at heart 
an Athenian, whose chest expands just a little when he says: "I was- 
8|)rn on Margaret's Creek, near Athens." 

The date of that auspicious event was September 4, 1838. His 
.parents having taken up residence in the town, he entered the Uni- 
ve hi'y at seventeen and graduated in his twenty-second year. Ard- 
ent in temperament, brimful of good fellowship, abounding in vital 
f ' 3, the only child of doting parents whose resources and high 
^social position might have been the occasion of peril to such a nature 
"as his, it stands more to his credit that his student life was absolutely 
clean and his records well maintained. 


His graduation and marriage, (which occurred on consecutive 
days), were happy public events in which the entire community felt 
a genuine satisfaction, because he was everybody's David, beloved 
and respected by faculty, students and towns-people. Never an 
athlete, yet his onslaught in the scrimmage of old-time foot-ball, or 
when he rushed a comrade for a tussle, was something to be remem- 
bered. As a literary society and fraternity man, he was not only 
loyal to his own, but so honorable to rival societies that he would ex- 
pose treachery against them rather than have his own society profit 
by an act of betrayal. 

With these high ideals and an enthusiasm that coveted battle, he 
entered the Methodist ministry. He was born for that militant host. 
The "circuit" had no terrors for him. He asked no favors as the 
son of his father. His success was immediate. He passed rapidly 
by merit, towards the better appointments. That graceful, captivat- 
ing oratory which had made him the pride of the Athenian Society, 
and his remarkable gift of extemporaneous speech that has become 
known the world around, easily made him the master of assemblies. 

His manner is frank, hearty and unaffected. His humor is al- 
ways wholesome. 

His contact with men is warmly appreciative and sympathetic. 
He is prompt and courageous in denunciation of wrong in high places 
or low. His industry in study and in official duty is untiring. He is 
up to date in literature as well as in church and social affairs. His 
aptness in utterance on special occasions, serious or festive, educa- 
tional or religious, is remarkable. When was he ever at a loss for 
the right word, however unexpected the call? 

Probably no other man in his day has made so many people of 
various circles and conditions feel that he was their personal friend. 
From the section-hand on the railroad, the cowboy on the plains, to 
the banker, the jurist, the educator and the political leader, he culti- 
vates men out of pure good will and great heartedness. Never ob- 
truding his religious opinions, never boasting his spiritual attain- 
ments, his robust faith is nevertheless readily discovered, and his 
manly allegiance to Christ and the doctrines of his own chosen 
church always apparent. He is a fighter rather than a compromiser, 
a soldier rather than a lawyer, adventurous rather than cautious. 
He has won many a battle while timid tacticians were considering 
the expediency of risking an engagement. 

Such a man could not play chaplain when there was need of 
captains. Out of the pulpit to the front he went on Lin- oin's call. 
Surrendered with his comrades at Harper's Ferry, he turn; \;p a L^.eu- 


tenant-colonel at Knoxville and Resaca and Rocky Face Ridge. His 
complete record is not at hand, but it was honorable and certified at 
last by Confederate lead. 

It was inevitable that such a man should be called to more con- 
spicuous service than a local pastorate. From Trinity Church, Cin- 
cinnati, he was taken to the presidency of Wesleyan College in that 
city, and from there, after five years of successful administration, 
elected to the headship of Denver University as its first chancellor. 
He found there bare floors and naked walls. An ordinary, self-cen- 
tered man would have been dismayed at the condition which con- 
fronted him. Starting with no furniture, no endowment, no student 
body, no faculty, until he should create all out of his own resources 
— which consisted of his individual heart and brain, an indomitable 
courage, mighty faith in God, and a wife ready to share his destiny 
— he made the University what it became in five years, a recognized 
institution of high grade, enjoying the good will of the people of 
the state, with an enthusiastic student body, and an outlook that 
warranted the trustees in assuming the financial responsibility for 
its future, Chancellor Moore was the inspirational leader, and his 
hospitality made the University the -rallying center of the forces 
of his denomination throughout the Conference. The self-imposed 
task almost cost him his life at one crisis, but he faltered not once, 
nor gave forth one cry of distress. The friends of the cause could 
not abandon such a leader to his fate. The preachers loved him, 
the people revered him, the students idolized him. A strong move- 
ment was projected to make him Governor of the state, and out of 
this grew the irritations that finally led to his resignation. 

The regents of the State University at once called him to the 
chair of Political Economy, but almost before he was seated he was 
elected editor of the Western Christian Advocate in Cincinnati. 
In this highly important and influential post he continued until 
1900, when he was one of the two men chosen for the high- 
est office in his church. As an editor he was progressive and not 
afraid of new departures in religious journalism. He championed 
the cause of the negro, and was an aggressive leader of the move- 
ment to allow women in the General Conference. He repressed his 
' fends, who wished to make him bishop sooner, by insisting that 
he would rather be where he could use the lance than to wear the 

There is just enough of the Irish in Dr. Moore to "enjoy a scrap," 

^et no ma-i would do more to serve an antagonist. His magnanimity 

is ecp^al o his courage. His nature is characteristically chivalric. 


He could not be mean even to an enemy. As a bishop his contentions 
are not exciting. Wrestling with church debts is to him a sort of 
recreation. Fighting his way up the rapids of the Yangtse for 
weeks was a congenial diversion. Jousts with his colleagues he 
enjoys, but he never fights a man whose gloves are lighter than 
his own. His later years are likely to be tranquil save when the 
music of fife and drum, or the memory of that naval battle at Che- 
mulpo, sets his blood agoing and his nerves to tingling — and then 
he will thrill some assembly with the recital of it, or fire some 
conference for hot combat by his eloquent marshaling of militant 
leaders who never knew defeat. 

His degrees ? 0, yes ! He has a string of them ; but the man is 
so human and yet so true, so natural and yet so spiritual, so gentle 
and yet so virile, so modest and yet so large, that no one ever calls 
for his credentials of scholarship. They would be in the way. He 
never flaunts them — why belittle his achievements by classing him 
with men who are lost in their titular appendages? His company 
called him captain. His regiment called him colonel. Several col- 
leges have dubbed him doctor — with variations. But a thousand 
men speak of him as Uncle David; and his wife, who knows him and 
loves him best, calls him simply "D." All hail to his Alma Mater! 
Happy the bright little city that holds his heart and his home. 
Blessed the church that honors such a man and commands his hom- 





Among the many sons sent by the Old Dominion to the halls of 
the Ohio University was Spicer H. Patrick, another member of the 
Class of 1860. He was born in Charleston, now in West Virginia, 
December 2, 1838. The date of his matriculation at the Ohio Uni- 
versity was in September, 1856. After five years of attendance he 
received the degree of Bachelor of Arts. 

At the time of his graduation the Civil War was imminent, and 
he returned to his state and followed the fortunes of the Confeder- 
acy, serving in the ranks as a private for three years. 

His life 's work has been that of teacher. For five years he was 
Superintendent of Schools at Charleston, West Virginia. Three 
years he occupied a similar position at Mason City, in the same state. 
In 1884 he went to Texas, becoming the president of the college at 
Jasper. From here he removed to San Antonio, where for ten years 
he served as principal of the schools. He yet lives in that city and 
is still a teacher. 




The subject of this sketch was born near Dawkin's Mills r 
Washington County, Ohio, May 30, 1834. His mother died while 
still young. Removing to Jackson County, Ohio, he spent his early 
life on a farm, enjoying the educational advantages afforded by the 
schools of that time. 

He matriculated at the Ohio University in 1855. It was duihig 
his student days that he concluded to enter the ministry. At grad- 
uation he received the degree of Bachelor of Arts. 

But the Civil War was at hand, and, like thousands of young 
collegians throughout the land, he promptly responded to the 3 all 
of his country. He organized a company of volunteers, ol which he 
became captain. He was assigned to duty in the Second Virginia 
Cavalry and served with distinction during the greater part of the 
war. Once he was captured and was being taken to Lil/y Prison^ 
but he succeeded in escaping. 


After the close of the war he engaged in educational work. 
The various positions held as teacher were principal of the GallipoKs, 
Ohio, schools ; principal of the schools at Independence, Missouri, 
1866-68. In 1873 he entered the St. Louis Conference of the Metho- 
dist Episcopal church. Here he worked for ten years as preacher 
and teacher. His educational work was as head of the Marionville 
Collegiate Institute in Lawrence County, Missouri. This position he 
held for six years. 

His last labors were connected with the Pauline Holiness Col- 
lege, at College Mound, Missouri. He was the president of this in- 
stitution for four years, 1883-87. Moving to Canyon City, Colorado, 
he found the locality very uncongenial as a home, and he returned to 
Carthage, Missouri, where he meant to retire from active duties. It 
was while engaged in building his new home that he was stricken 
with spinal menigitis, and four weeks later, April 29, 1889, he died. 

The family life of Mr. Smith was a happy one. His wife was 
Miss Martha Jenks, of Jackson, Ohio, whom he married June, 1861. 
She now resides with her daughter, Miss V. May Smith, in Boulder, 
Colorado. The eldest daughter, Mrs. Elmer S. Farwell, lives at Nut- 
ley, New Jersey. The oldest son, J. Merrit Smith, is manager of the 
Electric Light and Power Company, Corinth, New York. The 
youngest daughter, Grace Celeste, died in 1903. 

A biographer who knew him has this to say of the personal life 
of Mr. Smith : 

"He had lived a faithful, earnest, Christian life — inspiring those 
around him, especially the student life, to make the most of present 
opportunities if ambitious for greater things." 

A local paper of College Mound, Missouri, stated at the time of 
Mr. Smith's death: 

"His earnest and conscientious work at College Mound as Presi- 
dent of the College is well known, and his presence has been missed 
since his departure." 


Alumni Who Died in 1909 



Dr. Frank Miesse gone ! Even those of us who know it best 
feel like saying, "And is he no more among us?" It is difficult to 
think of those kindly, genial personalities, that we have known and 
loved for so many years, as being no more on the earth. This is 
especially so of Dr. Miesse. It seems as though we ought to see 
again his familiar face ; to hear his mellow voice ; to note the merry 
twinkle of his eye; to observe and admire the gentlemanly bearing 
of his manly form. But not here! Not now! He was in body, 
mind and soul, in many respects, a model man ; but we look in vain 


for him among his familiar haunts. He has gone on a long journey, 
from which he will not return. 

Benjamin Franklin Miesse was born in Delaware, Ohio, March 
6th, 1841. His father was Dr. Benjamin Miesse, a graduate of the 
Pennsylvania Medical College. His ancestors came from Prussia 
and settled in Pennsylvania before the Revolutionary War. There 
were several physicians among them. It was natural that this 
young man's attention should be turned to medicine. 

In the Fall of 1856, he matriculated in the Ohio University at 
Athens, Ohio, and he graduated as a Bachelor of Science in June, 
1861. He was an ardent member of the Athenian Literary Society 
while in college, and he never lost his interest in "The Athenians." 
He was proud to be remembered as one of the most loyal members 
of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, and to him there were no other 
"Greeks" that ranked quite up to the "Deltas." He had a good 
record as a student in college, and, while there laid the foundation 
of a liberal education that followed not only the lines of his chosen 
profession, medicine, but, by means of his life-long habits of study, 
he became well versed in science, literature, history and theology. 

He began the study of medicine with his uncle, the late Jonathan 
Miesse, M. D., in Chillicothe, Ohio, shortly after his graduation from 
the Ohio University. Later he entered Bellevue Hospital, New 
York City, where he graduated with the degree of Doctor of Medi- 
cine, in March, 1865. Previous to this, however, he had considerable 
experience in army life having served as hospital nurse in the Vicks- 
burg campaign and assistant surgeon of the 149th Regiment, Ohio 
Volunteer Infantry, during the year 1864. He also took a special 
course in the New York Ophthalmic Hospital School of Medicine. 

He pursued the practice of medicine in Chillicothe from 1865 for 
over forty years, until poor health prevented him from continuing 
his work. He was health officer of his home city for two years, ren- 
dering excellent service during the trying time of the smallpox epi- 
demic in 1866-7. He was a member of the school board for several 
years, and he always took a deep interest in the educational, as well 
as the material and moral welfare of Chillicothe. 

Dr. Miesse 's home life was happy. He was married to Miss 
Sarah A. Rupel in 1866. To this union six children were born, of 
whom five are living, viz : Miss Ida, Dr. Charles and Miss Florence 
oi Chillicoihe; Dr. Oscar of Columbus, and Frank of New York City. 
In this connection we think it appropriate to quote a sentence or two 
written by the one who knew him best, and who misses him most : 
'Dr. Miesse left a good name, a good life, for his boys to emulate, 


and his friends will cherish his dear memory. His labors of love and 
the impress of his strong character will not be silenced, although he 
has gone a little while away. ' ' 

Dr. Miesse was an extensive traveller. Among the journeys he 
took, those he appreciated most and spoke of the oftenest, were a six- 
months ? tour of the continent of Europe in 1878, and his longer 
journey in 1887 to the Orient, in which he went to Egypt, up the 
Nile, and made a complete horseback journey through Palestine. 
Few tourists, if any, ever visited the Holy Land with a deeper sense 
of reverence and appreciation than did Dr. Miesse. 

He was a lifelong member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
and he had been for many years one of the officers of Trinity Church, 
Chillicothe. He read his Bible much and well. He was interested 
in spiritual things. He believed in personal religious experience. 
He was always solicitious about the welfare of the church. 

He passed away June 3rd, 1909, in the 69th year of his age. 
His pastor, Rev. A. J. Hawk, and a former pastor, who had known 
him from his college days and who had officiated at his marriage in 
his young manhood, Dr. "W. II. Scott of Columbus, conducted the 
funeral services. Both ministers, like the deceased, were Alumni of 
the Ohio University. Members of Chillicothe Commandery, Knights 
Templars ; of Sereno Lodge, Knights of Pythias ; of the Grand Army 
Post ; of Trinity M. E. Church, and of the medical profession, to all 
of which the deceased belonged, and many other friends and neigh- 
bors attended the services. These services were simple and unosten- 
tatious, the kind he liked best, and consisted of Scripture lesson, 
prayer, the reading of a favorite hymn, "On Jordan's Stormy Banks 
I Stand," and words of appreciation and comfort. The interment 
was in the beautiful and historic Grandview Cemetery, overlooking 
the fertile valleys of Paint Creek and the Scioto River and the city 
of Chillicothe, the scene of the good doctor's activities and successes. 



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It has seldom fallen to the lot of an alumnus of the Ohio Univers- 
ity to render her so large and useful a service as that of Mr. Boyce ; 
and few of her sons, therefore, are so well entitled to be remem- 
bered by those who cherish her traditions and desire her welfare. 

Mr. Boyce was born at AVellsville, Ohio, May 3, 1840. His par- 
ents, Isaac and Jane (Brady) Boyce, were of Protestant Irish de- 
scent, and George inherited much of the vivacity and warmth of the 
Irish temperament. AYhile he was but a small boy his parents re- 
moved to Carthage Township, Athens County where they settled on 
a farm. Here he remained, performing such labors as usually fall 
to boys in farm life, and enduring the hardships and privations of a 
somewhat primitive condition, until he was seventeen years old. His 
school privileges during this time were those of the country district 
school of half a century ago. Among the popular institutions of the 
time was the spelling school, which often took the form of a contest 
between two schools in neighboring districts. It was in such spell- 
in.;- schools that George Boyce first met Fletcher Boyd, a boy who 
'ived about live miles from young Boyce 's home. How little either 
of l.. em dreamed of that close and abiding friendship which was to 
be f great a factor in their future ! 

At the age of seventeen Mr. Boyce became the teacher of a dis- 
vrict school ; and the next year he went to Coolville Academy. Here 


he paid part of his expenses by teaching some of the lower classes 
while pushing forward his own education in more advanced studies. 

In 1861 he entered the Ohio Wesleyan University, but finding the 
expense greater than he thought he could afford, he remained but a 
single term. The following year he became a student at the Ohio 
University. During his first term here his board cost him but $11.00. 
He had to earn nearly all the money required to meet his expenses 
during his course, till he reached the senior year. This he did by 
manual labor in the summer vacations and by teaching a district 
school. As the latter involved his absence from college, he made up 
a part of the loss by private study and a part by extra work after his 
return. In the last year of the course, however, he was relieved of 
the strain of self-support by the kindness of a friend who lent him' 
money. As a student he was diligent and earnest. He was in col- 
lege for a purpose, and at great sacrifice to himself and others. 
Study was therefore a serious business with him. He felt that no 
time must be lost, no opportunity wasted. 

Any account of his college days would be incomplete which 
failed to record the encouragement and support Which he received 
from his mother. It was her persuasion that obtained his father's 
consent to his leaving the farm. She made most, if not all, the 
clothes that he took with him; and so far as opportunity permitted 
she kept them in repair. Whenever he returned to the University 
at the close of a visit at home, she furnished him with a supply of 
provisions. He never forgot how much he owed to her loving sym- 
pathy with his ambitions and her ever-ready and practical assist- 
ance ; and he never failed to express his appreciation and gratitude. 

He took his baccalaureate degree in 1867. But with all his 
economy he graduated under a heavy debt; and he now made it his 
first business to discharge his financial obligation. For this purpose 
he opened a school near Guysville, Athens County, which became 
known as "Boyce's Academy." He secured the use of a church for 
a school house, and canvassed the surrounding country in every di- 
rection for students. He visited every family in which there were 
children of school age, making himself and his enterprise immensely 
popular. When the day came for opening the pupils poured in by 
every road, and the building was packed. Some small buildings liad 
been put up for students who came from a distance to lodge in ; but 
they were soon filled, and the neighbors were called on to receive 
students into their houses. Mr. Boyce was in his element. From 
early morning till late at night he was busy enrolling and quarter- 
ing students, assigning lessons, giving information and advice, and 


solving the thousand urgent problems of the situation. His good 
nature and enthusiasm were contagious, and, though some murmured 
and a few went away, nearly everybody was not merely patient, but 
full of expectation and good humor. The discomforts and priva- 
tions, like those of a picnic, only lent zest to the occasion. 

Mr. Boyce conducted the school through the year to the satis- 
faction of his patrons and to his own financial profit. His income 
had been equal to that of the president of the University, and he 
was able to pay off his entire indebtedness. Before the beginning 
of the second year he took Mr. B. N. Sanders, '68, as an associate, 
and they conducted the school together the first term. Then Mr. 
Boyce withdrew in order to enter the Cincinnati Law School. 

When he went to Cincinnati he was accompanied by Mr. W. F. 
Boyd, his old-time acquaintance of the country spelling-school, who 
had also been his fellow-student at the University. They entered 
the law school together, and boarded and roomed together. As 
both of them had devoted considerable attention to law studies 
before coming to the school, they were able to take their degrees 
in 1869, at the end of one year. On graduation they immediately 
formed a partnership in law and opened an office in Cincinnati. At 
first they had desk room at No. 3 West Third street, but in 1870 
they removed to the northeast corner of Fourth and Walnut streets, 
*where they retained offices for thirty years. About ten years ago 
they took better rooms on the southwest corner of the same streets. 
This partnership continued without interruption till it was closed by 
the death of Mr. Boyce in 1909, a period of forty years. 

In 1873 Mr. Boyce was elected a member of the House of Repre- 
sentatives of Ohio. He appreciated the honor which the office con- 
ferred and sought to perform all its obligations efficiently and worth- 
ily. But nothing connected with it gave him so much satisfaction as 
the opportunity it afforded him to render important service to his 
Alma Mater. The first act of this service was the introduction of 
a bill which provided that the state should refund to the University 
all the taxes that she had collected from those owners of the lease- 
hold lands of the University who had surrendered their leases and 
taken deeds in fee simple, "with interest on the same since it was 
so paid in. ' ' The argument for the measure was short and clear : 
The lands belonged to the University by an act of Congress passed 
before the state had an existence, and the state that was to be was 
made the trustee for the organization of the University and the ad- 
ministration of its affairs. In the act establishing the University the 
state had empowered it to collect a certain rent and an additional 


rent equal to the state taxes, and she had her self refrained from col- 
lecting any tax from the lands as long as they remained under lease. 
She thus acknoAvledged her relations to be that of a trustee, a rela- 
tion which forbids the holder to derive any profit from the trust 
which he administers. Therefore, in collecting taxes on such of the 
lands of the University as had been changed from a leasehold title to 
a title in fee simple, the state had violated her obligation as a trus- 
tee. The force of this reasoning Avas recognized by the General As- 
sembly, and the bill passed March 25, 1875. 

But the argument was double-edged. We were met with the 
question, "'Why does not the University collect the equal amount to 
which it is entitled on those of its lands which still remain under 
lease?" To this no answer could be given, except that it never had 
been collected and that the trustees of the University were loth to 
arouse the opposition of the lessees by such action at so late a day. 
"Very well, then," we were told, "let them be required to do it;" 
and it was only on the assurance that a bill to that effect would be 
introduced that some of the members were induced to vote for the 
first bill. 

So Mr. Boyee introduced a second bill requiring the trustees of 
the University "to demand and collect said rents," that is, "the ad- 
ditional rent equal to the state taxes." This measure excited warm 
and determined opposition among the lessees. Meetings were held! 
petitions were circulated, and delegations were sent to Columbus to 
work for its defeat. Mr. Boyce was besieged by argument and ap- 
peal and occasional threat. He received it all with hearty good 
nature, but stood like a rock. Indeed, the opposition only roused 
him to greater zeal. Fully convinced of the justice of the measure, 
and fully determined that the University in its need should receive 
what was so clearly its due, he fairly glowed with enthusiasm. His 
popularity with his fellow-members, his unremitting labor, and his 
intense earnestness were the chief factors in the result. The bill be- 
came a law March 30, 1875, and was known thereafter as the "Boyee 

These two measures added about $3000.00 to the annual revenues 
of the University. In the existing condition of the institution this 
sum was of itself no mean consideration: hut it was worth far .r-tort' 
as a legislative fact, for it opened the way for other and far greater 

Encouraged by these successes, some of the friends of the I 
versity obtained from the board of trustees a reluctant cols r J o 
ask for a direct appropriation from the state; and in 188'' ; bv' 


was introduced appropriating $20,000.00 for the repair of the build- 
ings. The campaign for its passage was notable. Few had any ex- 
pectation that it would ever pass. Some spoke of it with derision. 
Some sneered at it. Nearly everybody treated it coldly. Few, even 
of the trustees, took any active interest in it, and most of them con- 
sidered the effort to secure its passage a waste of time and of the 
money spent for railroad and hotel expenses. But there were five 
or six men who had faith and who proved their faith by earnest and 
persistent work ; and of these there was no one who threw himself 
into the struggle with so much eagerness and abandon as Mr. Boyce. 
He was ready at every call. He gave his time without stint. He 
took advantage of his privileges as a former member of the House, 
and of his acquaintance with former members and with the members 
from Cincinnati to press the interests of the University. He ex- 
tended his acquaintance among the members in order to win more 
votes. He headed off opposition. His vigilance, his ardor, his cour- 
age, his unflagging perseverance made his single presence a host. 

This bill passed the House in the Spring of 1880 ; but before it 
came to a vote in the Senate, the General Assembly adjourned. Dur- 
ing the adjourned session, however, March 21, 1881, it was passed by 
the Senate in the face of determined opposition and by a bare ma- 
jority. When the long contest was over and we were at last as- 
sured of success, Mr. Boyce was jubilant. I think I never saw a 
happier man. 

On the death, in 1875, of Judge Bellamy Storer of Cincinnati, 
who had been a trustee of the University for nearly twenty years, 
I had the pleasure and the honor to nominate Mr. Boyce to the 
Governor to fill the vacancy. The appointment and its confirma- 
tion by the Senate followed. He held the office for twenty-two years, 
when, on account of his physical disability, he resigned. As long as 
his health permitted he was an active and progressive servant of the 
institution. He favored everything that meant advance and enlarge- 
ment. His services were always available and always valuable. 

On the 12th of June, 1884, Mr. Boyce was married to Miss Vir- 
ginia "Wood of Cincinnati, who survives him. They had no children. 

In 1904 the Ohio University conferred on him the degree of 
Doc r of Laws. 

The most extraordinary thing in the life of Mr. Boyce was the 
ultimate and lifelong friendship between him and his partner, Mr. 
1' d. The firm of Boyce & Boyd was more than a law firm. It was 
H d rm. The members of it not only worked together; they lived 
''fgctJ < r. Both of Irish-Protestant lineage; born in the same year; 


reared in the same township ; inured in childhood and youth to the 
same experience of hardship and toil ; educated in the same schools ; 
members of the same profession and the only members of the same 
firm; eating at the same table and sleeping for many years in the 
same room ; uniting with the same church ; marrying at the same 
time and marrying sisters, and living thereafter, till death dissolved 
the tie, as one family; and, from first to last, keeping a single purse 
into which they put all their earnings and from which each drew as 
he needed or as he wished, and always making joint investments — 
they maintained for more than two score years a fellowship which 
in its intimacy and completeness has seldom, if ever, had a parallel. 
Mr. Boyce's nervous condition, which finally resulted in his 
death, was first noticed as early as 1885 or '86, but it was not till 
1887 that his physician pronounced the disease to be a typical case of 
locomotor ataxia. The following account of the progress of the dis- 
ease and the heroic spirit with which he encountered it is taken, with 
slight modification, from a letter by Mr. Boyd: "He made a brave 
fight against the disease for some twenty-two years. During much of 
the twenty-two years he could not walk without help. A good deal of 
the time he was confined to his home, and none of the time was he 
able to do what he otherwise would have accomplished. During the 
last year of his life a special nurse had him in charge all the time. 
I never knew a man to face such adverse conditions with more 
superb courage or with better spirits. He seemed to think all the 
time that he was either improving or about to improve in his physi- 
cal condition. Sometimes he was considerably better, sometimes a 
good deal worse ; but, generally speaking, the dreadful disease was 
getting a tighter grip on him all the time, until it resulted in his 
death, May 4, 1909." 





John Collins Jackson entered the Ohio University in the Fall of 
1865, almost immediately after his discharge from the Civil War. 
Although but 17 years of age, he had participated with his regiment, 
the 195th Ohio Volunteer Infantry in Sheridan's great campaign 
against Early in the Valley of Virginia, and had distinguished him- 
sc 1 * i >r courage and fidelity to duty. As the result of his splendid 
4 u^lities as a soldier he was named for a second lieutenancy when 
+ he °gimeiit was mustered out. The temptation to follow the for- 
Xi '■"■i.-r, of an officer in the United States military service must have 
oeen strong tc one of his temperament. But the brave, thoughtful 
„ o^r patriot had already seen enough of life to realize that the 
u'l - he hour was for men of well-equipped, thoroughly disci 
: ; n>d minds. 


So it was that the Ohio University, with its possibilities for 
splendid mental growth, lured him. From his matriculation, young 
Jackson impressed the Faculty and his classmates as a student of 
promise. To qualities of rugged perseverance and determination 
were added a special fondness for literature, language and mental 
science. Before he had completed his first year in the University 
he had so improved the student body with his clean, forceful and 
logical reasoning powers, and with his ability to clothe his thoughts 
in choicest English, that he was thereafter chosen to represent his 
society (the Athenians) in all the annual contests with the "Philos.' r 

For the first three years of his University course, Jackson was 
uncertain respecting his life work after leaving the college. Medi- 
cine and the law both had charms for him, and he often spoke of 
the splendid opportunities which either field offered. That he 
would have made a brilliant record in either calling, particularly 
that of law, can hardly be doubted. 

But in the twinkling of an eye his decision was made, and his 
purpose unalterably fixed. In the great religious revival that swept 
Athens and the University in 1868, Jackson gave his heart to God 
and dedicated his life to the Master's service. 

He graduated with the class of '70, married a lovely girl, Lou- 
vinia Knowles, living near Athens, and in September following* 
knocked at the doors of the Ohio M. E. Conference, then in session 
at Zanesville, for admission. At first he was given modest appoint- 
ments, as was to be expected. But his ability, his devotion to his 
work, and the eloquence of the young preacher soon attracted the 
attention of the larger churches. Then it was that he was succes- 
sively called to Portsmouth, Chillicothe, Columbus, Appleton, Wis., 
Patterson and Jersey City, N. J., etc. It was while holding these 
prominent positions in New Jersey that his powerful attacks on pub- 
lic vice attracted general attention. For some years he wielded a 
strong influence as the chairman of the committee for the suppression 
of vice in Passaic County, New Jersey. 

During these years of strenuous activity Dr. Jackson was t'K 
object of much attention in educational circles, and received succts- 
sively the degrees of A. M. and D. D. from the Ohio Uni-zersit} , and 
that of Doctor of Philosophy from the Illinois Wesley* a. F^r she 
next ten years following 1882, he not only served l&r^c exact 1 " uvr. 
churches, but he occupied a prominent position on the edit-' s„r\ 

of Zion's Herald at Boston; of the Advocate at St. Louis a: .' u i'Ji 
nati, and of the Sunday School Journal, New York. 


In 1898, Dr. Jackson, after twenty-eight years of brilliant work 
as preacher and editor, was called to another field. The great 
cause of temperance had begun to assume tremendous proportions, 
and able, consecrated, self-sacrificing men had organized for a battle 
that was to be to a finish. Dr. Jackson was selected as the right 
man to fill the editorial chair of the American Issue, and the relent- 
less fight that he waged for the next ten years against the strongly- 
entrenched saloon power is probably the crowning glory of his life. 
How well he did this trying work needs no recital. 

A renowned physfcfaii has" recently said that "to live well and 
die suddenly are the choicest gifts of the gods." John Collins 
Jackson's theory seems to have been along a different line. To be 
brave enough to live a life of unselfish, persistent effort for the bet- 
terment of humanity, and to die in the harness, would seem to be 
more nearly his ideal all through his strong, purposeful career. Such 
was to be his lot. Although suffering much from an insidious ail- 
ment during the last year of life, he clung to his duties as the edi- 
torial head of the American Issue almost to the last. 

Death came to this splendid exponent of right thinking and right 
acting at his home in Columbus, June 5, 1909. 

But the influences of his manly, aggressive life will live on. 





Harrison County. Ohio, has furnished many splendid students 
for the Ohio University, and among the first to attend from that 
county was Robert Wesley Erwin, the subject of this sketch. 

It was in February, 1865, just at the close of the war. in which 
he had rendered faithful service to his country that Mr. Erwin. then 
a young man of twenty-three, matriculated at the Ohio University. 
He was born at Lacyville, a hamlet in Harrison County. May 24, 
1842. His father was a farmer and stockman and the money that 
paid the way of the son into college had been obtained from a flock 
of sheep which the father had given him. On the paternal side he 
was descended from Scotch Presbyterian ancestors, who had come 
to America prior to the Revolutionary War. His mother was of 
English birth. 

While yet in his teens the country school was supplemented 
a few terms in the New Hagerstown Academy and in th ^opew ■ ! 
Normal School. This was in 1859 and 1860. 


The Civil War coining on, young Erwin volunteered as a soldier,, 
being a member of Company D, 170th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. As. 
before noted, it was at the close of the war that he came to the Ohio> 
University, graduating in course as a Bachelor of Science in the 
class of 1868. During his college days he was a member of the 
Philomathian Literary Society, and of the Delta Tau Delta Frater- 
nity, being a delegate to the latter 's first national convention. 

After his graduation, he attended medical lectures at Bellevue 
Medical College, New York City. In the meantime he occupied the 
chair of Geometry in Cooper Institute in that city. 

He began the practice of his profession in Athens, Ohio, in 1870. 
April 19th of the same year he married Miss Julia E. Carpenter of 
that city, and removing to Bay City, Michigan, in 1873, he made 
that city his home until his death, August 13, 1909. 

For thirty-seven years he was one of the most prominent physi- 
cians and surgeons in that city. He particularly excelled as a, 
skilled surgeon, performing major operations. He held many posi- 
tions of honor and trust. While yet in Athens he was one of the 
United States Examining Surgeons, and for many years was a 
member of the board of health in Bay City, acting much of the time 
as chairman. 

He took an active interest in various societies that pertained to 
his profession, among which might be mentioned. The American 
Academy of Medicine, Michigan State Medical Society, American- 
Medical Association and others. His biography may be found in 
the "Biography of Eminent American Physicians and Surgeons." 

In concluding this sketch, we quote from the Bay City Demo- 
crat of August 19, 1909 : 

"Dr. Pi. W. Erwin died at the summer home of his daughter,. 
Mrs. E. C. Horn, at Grand Lake, near Alpena, Friday, August 19. 
1909. Dr. Erwin 's health had been poor for some time past, and he 
had gone to his daughter's for rest and recuperation. Heart trouble 
from which he had suffered for some time, was the cause. 

"Death came rather suddenly, the doctor being confined to his 
bed but a short time. The body was brought home the day follow- 
ing and the funeral occurred Sunday afternoon. Rev. J. R. Gregory 
of f he First M. E. Church, West Side, conducted brief but impres- 
sive services in the presence of the family, friends and the Bay 
County Mt Tieal Society. Burial was at Elm Lawn." 

"° > passed one of Bay City's grandest men. It is put that way 
! vv-a^^ ii these days of supreme selfishness there are comparatively 
<-'o '.' nen of heart and honesty that they stand out conspicuously,. 


commanding the utmost respect of their fellows. His life, or the 
best of it, spent amongst us, he gave us the opportunity of knowing 
him well. He came here in 1873 to the then booming lumber town 
of the north. His ability and zeal soon gained him a lucrative prac- 
tice, and up to the time of his death was one of the best loved of the 
old type of family doctor. He was a man of the noblest altruistic 
impulses, and pecuniary compensation came as a secondary consid- 
eration. Many people who have been favored by his beneficence 
and skill will long venerate his- memory. The greatest 'monument to 
his noble endeavor is the place his name holds in the heart of those 
who knew him." 

In closing it is not out of place to say that Dr. Erwin ever had 
a warm place in his heart for his Alma Mater. Remembering how 
he himself had struggled for an education, he was moved to aid the 
aspiring young men and women, now in the Ohio University, by di- 
recting that the sum of $250.00 be paid to the Alumni Loan Fund. 

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November 17th, 1909, Superintendent William D. Lash died sud- 
denly at his home in Zanesville, Ohio, where he had been connected 
with the city schools for thirty-seven years. He was born in Alex- 
ander township, Athens County, Ohio, a few miles south of Athens. 
The date of his birth was July 24, 1846. He was a farmer's lad in 
Alexander and Athens townships, attending the district schools in 
the winter and working on the farm the rest of the year. 

He entered the Preparatory School of the Ohio University, the 
Fall term of 1866, and graduated from the college in 1871, receiving 
the degree of A. B. and then of A. M. in 1874. The Autumn after 
graduating he was employed as principal of the High School of Jack- 
son, Ohio, and in January of 1872, as superintendent of the same 
schcol-i. In the beginning of the school year of 1872, he was called 
to loanc-vi 1 t, as assistant principal of the High School. This posi- 
Ki ri he fill* three years, when he was elected principal. After fili- 
ng his ' * + hree years he was promoted to the superintendency, and 
• c ti- i(- ' o this position until his death, a period of thirty-two 



School men in Ohio know what growth and improvement in 
method and means of education have been witnessed in the land in 
thirty-two years. To keep abreast of this growth and improvement 
and to adapt the plan of the school work, to bring about the im- 
provement is the mark of a progressive man. This Superintendent 
Lash accomplished. As the city of Zanesville grew, the enumera- 
tion and attendance of pupils increased, and as new buildings and 
additional teachers were needed, he was able to win the confidence 
of the board, so that what he recommended could be secured. 

A proof of his efficiency and of the confidence of the people of 
Zanesville of his integrity and work as superintendent, were mani- 
fested on several occasions, when attempts were made to make his 
election a matter of party politics. Whenever this was attempted, 
the verdict of the ballot was, "Keep Lash at the head of the 
schools!" Sabbath afternoon following his death a memorial meet- 
ing was held in the large High School Auditorium, in which ad- 
dresses were made by Superintendent Shawan of Columbus, ex-Com- 
missioner E. A. Jones, Commissioner Zeller, and others. 

As examples of the expression of the high appreciation of the 
character and work of Superintendent Lash we quote the following 
from the resolution of the Board of Education: "In organization, 
discipline, and instruction, Professor Lash stood exceptionally high 
* * * thoroughly educated and qualified for his early chosen pro- 
fession, he gave it the devotion and singleness of purpose of his 
whole life. Therewith were united talents admirably adapted to the 
success which be attained. * * * 

As a man, a citizen, and a religious worker, his character was 
without a flaw or reproach — a model in all that constitutes an ex- 
emplary ideal, with the respect of all who really knew him." Also 
the following from the formal address of School Commissioner Zel- 
ler: "No other public school man in this section of the state 
touched and impressed so many young lives * * * nor did so 
much for the improvement of the great cause to which he gave the 
full measure of his life. * * * Mr. Lash was a modest, unassum- 
ing man — traits of a great man — a keen and close student of educa- 
tional problems, and familiar with the best thoughts of the day, and 
these qualities, coupled with a strong personality and great execu- 
tive ability, enabled him to build up a system of schools of swiiii-h 
the people of this city may justly be proud." 

It rarely falls to the lot of men to be situated where dio^ v 
influence and mold three generations and win the conL 
reverence as fell to the lot of Superintendent Lash. II j. 


and out for thirty-seven years before the youth of a city leaves upon 
the minds of the young, often not recognized, an impression that 
shapes their whole course in life. 

Superintendent Lash fully recognized his responsibility to the 
youth of Zanesville, and faithfully and fearlessly met it; and the 
thousands whose education had been under his direction manifested 
their appreciation of his work by the universal grief which was 
everywhere evident, as the report of his sudden death spread in the 

In Church and Sabbath School work, he wrought with the 
same thoroughness and efficiency as in his public school work; yet 
it was his personal relations that the character of Mr. Lash shone 
with the greatest splendor. A son dutiful and devoted to his parents 
in their old age, deeply affectionate as brother, and especially in his 
own family he was an amiable companion and a wise counsellor to 
his two sons, conspicuous for his parental pride and tender protec- 
tion of his daughter, and a husband affectionate with love-like de- 
votion to the last. 


Otaa of 1B53 

Btrti MnttU 21at 191H 

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Darkly the night o'er the college is lying 

Silent the chapel and empty the hall, 
Far on the campus the class song is dying, 

Plaintive in distance its cadences fall. 
Gone are the years with their glooming and gleaming, 

Golden semesters they ever must seem ; 
You have been dreaming and dreaming and dreaming, 

But what did you dream ? 

This is the end of it, this the beginning, 

Night of the campus, but dawning of life. 
Is it the wreath that you want, or the winning, 

Is it the laurel, or is it the strife, 
Which do you yearn for, receiving or giving? 

Blessed is he who can cheerfully give. 
You will be living and living and living, 

But how will you live ? 

Is it for doing or dues you are pining, 

Is it the treasure you seek, or the quest, 
Love you the gold or the task of refining, 

Is it the road or the inn that hath zest ? 
Earth hath her men for the broiling and spoiling, 

Earth hath her weaklings the light things to do, 
Earth hath her strong hearts prepared for the toiling 

But what about vou?